Potato Richardson

Reader input: Tevis ride has roots in greatness

This year’s Tevis Cup 100-Mile horse ride across the Sierra Nevada mountains to Auburn was to me the most dramatic in recent history. I was rooting for Potato Richardson, b ...

IT'S ALL GRAVY: Potato Richardson cruises to his 3rd Tevis Cup title in field of 90 finishers

Potato Richardson rode into the Fast Fridays Arena to the roar of applause with his head held high and his equestrian helmet hoisted even higher. The 72-year-old endurance riding ...

Reader Input: Glad to hear hydro project dropped

Well, it is a happy day here to hear that the Kruger Energy company decided to drop the hydro project on Clementine (“Costs put Lake Clementine power plant development plan o ...

Reader Input: Land should remain free

I find it impossible to believe that the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) the very organization that started charging ten dollars a day to park on state HWY 49 because it needed ...

Endurance is a very big deal

Regarding the plaza in Auburn: What difference does it make what the name is? There will most likely not be a big sign that states “This is the ‘Whatevername’ Plaza!” I he ...

Plan to honor athletes trudges on

More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...

Tevis Cup rides into town

Potato Richardson has competed in endurance horse races all over the world including France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. He worked with the founder of this weekend’s ...